Tag Archives: collecting

Collecting Vintage Maps

On Saturday I’ll be listing a vintage map of the US which is pre-Alaska Statehood. It is a folded map from an encyclopedia. I did a search of advice on collecting maps and was struck by this advice from Observatory … Continue reading

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Wood Engravings

According to Wikipedia, wood engraving is a technique in printmaking where the “matrix” worked by the artist is a block of wood. It is a variety of woodcut and so a relief printing technique, where ink is applied to the … Continue reading

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Linen Kitchen Towels

Suffolk Linen Tea Towel Antique Roses Ulster Weavers Linen Towel < I’ve been finding and listing quite a few linen kitchen towels lately so I thought I’d do a bit of online research about them. Here’s some of the interesting … Continue reading

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Vintage Photographs

I’ve listed some vintage photographs recently. There is nothing like a good clear black and white photo to give a clear picture of what a scene looked like in years past. So I wondered what types of photos were more … Continue reading

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QSL Cards

A few weeks back I sold my first QSL card. I had to google them to find out what they were and how they were used, so I thought it might be helpful to share a bit of the information … Continue reading

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Joan Walsh Anglund,Artist

I recently listed a vintage sheet with Joan Walsh Anglund images. And I’ve sold a number of the early Hallmark Keepsake ornaments which feature her images. I wondered if I could find a bit more about her. To my surprise, … Continue reading

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Star Wars Collectibles

This week I listed a Kenner Star Wars Buddy plush figurine that I found at a thrift shop. Star Wars was a hugely popular movie series (6 films in all) starting in 1977 and ending in 2005. It has been … Continue reading

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Granny Square Afghans

Granny Square Lap Robe Whether you like the monochromatic repeating versions, or the wild riot of color of multicolored squares, the granny square afghan is limited only by the maker’s imagination and stash of scrap yarn. It is my experience … Continue reading

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Ericofon…A Design Classic

I recently listed an Ericofon on eBay and decided to do some online research on this uniquely designed telephone.  It is a design classic designed by L M Ericsson Company of Sweden in the 1940s and was first produced in 1954 … Continue reading

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Repurposing Vintage Planters

They’re too cute to throw away, but too small to use for plants or they don’t have a drainage hole. So what can you do with a collection of vintage planters? Here are some ideas from Martha Stewart and ebay user … Continue reading

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